India recorded more than 42 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine jabs in the last 24 hours. With this India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage reaches nearly 40 Cr.
Over 24 lakh people received their first dose and over 17 lakh people received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours.
A total of 31.8 crore people have been given the first dose of the vaccine and a total of 8.1 crore people have received their second dose.
In the largest study done so far in India to understand why people got Covid-19 despite taking one or two vaccine shots, scientists from the Pune-based National Institute of Virology found that The Delta variant was found in 87% of the 677 throat and nasal swabs of Covid-19 patients.
While 592 of these patients had taken two doses, 85 had taken only one dose before getting infected with the virus.
It also found that less than 10% of the 677 patients needed hospitalisation, alluding to the vaccine’s effectiveness in preventing a severe infection.
The Union Territory of Ladakh has become the first centrally administered territory to complete 100% vaccination with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for its eligible population. According to reports, it has also vaccinated the entire ‘guest population’, including hotel workers, migrant labourers, and Nepalese citizens who earn their livelihood in the region.